Oscar De La Hoya is getting back to action. The Golden Boy will box again, but he’s not taking on a slouch. The boxing great will fight Vitor Belfort in a matchup that is already drawing a ton of interest.
The 48 year old De La Hoya will get back in the ring on September 11th to take on former UFC champion Vitor Belfort. The Athletic was first to report the news which has since been confirmed by various outlets.
This bout will be with 12-ounce gloves in an event that is expected to be in Las Vegas. That city has hosted many great boxing matches and it looks like that tradition will not stop. De La Hoya has not fought professionally since he lost via TKO to Manny Pacquiao in 2008, but that will change in just a couple of months.
Oscar did compete in one exhibition bout against Shaq in 2009, but that didn’t really count at all. Belfort signed on with ONE Championship in 2020 and he expects to fight more in the MMA world. He will take a break from that training to focus on boxing a legend on September 11th.
Big money boxing bouts keep coming from the Paul Brothers to Manny Pacquiao making a return and now Oscar De La Hoya is coming back as well. It is a good time to be a boxing fan as one big fight keeps coming after the other.
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